Construction

 

(The following is taken from the original sales brochure)

 

"The Eyemouth Boat Yard has been building boats since 1827 and over the years has produced a vast number of motor fishing vessels, yachts and special purpose vessels.  The Inchcape class was introduced in 1963 to meet a growing demand from yachtsmen whose main considerations are sea-keeping ability, spacious and comfortable accommodations coupled with low running costs.  In 1965 the Border Minstrel was introduced to meet  the requirements from owners for a vessel to sail single-handed over long distances.  The prototype of this vessel sailed immense distances and crossed the Atlantic twice in her first year."

 

  • Beams: Oak, Larch half beams
  • Bilge Keel: Oak
  • Bulkheads: Pine, t & g or ply
  • Bulwarks: Larch with Iroko cappings
  • Cabin Trunks: Iroko
  • Carlines: (Main mast) three-a-side, galvanised mild steel
  • Chain Plates: (Mizzen) two-a-side, galvanised mild steel
  • Coachroof: Two layers marine ply, glue and :  galvanised mild steelbrass screw fastened, canvas covered
  • Hatch Coamings: Iroko
  • Deck:  Two layers marine ply , 15mm thick, covered with Cascover
  • Deadwoods:  Oak
  • Fastenings:  Galvanised mild steel flatpoints and bolts
  • Floors:  Oak
  • Frames:  Oak, 4.5" (15.2cm) at heel and 2.5" at head
  • Hog, Apron & Keel:  Oak
  • Keelband:  Iron (Stemband: Galvanised Iron)
  • Planking: 1 1/8" Iroko with sheer and two lower strakes in Oak.  Topsides splined
  • Rubbing strake: Now removed
  • Rudder: Mild steel
  • Sole:  Pine. Ply in Deckhouse
  • Spars:  Solid Columbian Pine
  • Stem and Stern Frame:  Solid Oak
  • Stringers:  Larch
  • Wheelhouse:  Iroko and marine ply

 

Footnote:

 

In 1966, the Border Minstrel class was advertised, "fully equipped and ready for sea at £6,750".

 

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